One of the biggest events in college sports is underway…March Madness. It’s where the best, Division I basketball teams are chosen to compete in a tournament.
Of more importance on the road to the championship title is the seeding of the teams. A selection committee determines a team’s seed based on several criteria. This one factor could easily create a journey filled with seemingly, insurmountable challenges. Overall, losing one game means that your season is over. However, something happens each year: UPSETS! For those that fill out a bracket, they are lovingly deemed “Bracket Busters”. Teams that should win based on their yearly statistics become casualties.
I always wondered why this happened until this weekend. My name for it is “The Underdog Difference”.
A team with The Underdog Difference has three traits:
- They play all-out, regardless of what others say or think.
- They understand how seizing the present moment is all that matters.
- They know they are as prepared as possible for their opportunity.
I know how hard it can be as a student. One of the largest scholarships I received, I was an underdog. However, I played all-out, seized the moment, and was prepared for my opportunity. Maybe you’re not at the top of your class, a star athlete, or president of the student body…it’s okay. You CAN do it. I don’t want you to feel as though you’re not good enough to go after the scholarships listed in Tuition Tuesday from week-to-week. Continue working with your teachers, counselors, and mentors. They are all there to help you reach your goals and achieve your dreams.
This week’s scholarships are ready for the taking:
- Ray Greenly Scholarship Program: This scholarship provides financial support to students who have the potential to succeed in a retail career; especially in fields most relevant to digital retail such as marketing, ecommerce, computer science, advertising, business, graphic design, engineering, journalism, IT, etc.
Deadline: May 16th
- Got Chosen Scholarship Video Contest: Future filmmakers, talented storytellers, videographers, performers, and anyone with a dream to tell – tell your story. You must be 18 years and older to apply for this scholarship.
Deadline: April 21st
- Student Health 101 Video Contest: If you’re interested in entertaining and educating students on how to better handle stress, relationships, staying active, eating well, etc. this scholarship is for you!
Deadline: April 15th
- Personal Finance: Would You Rather Game: What would you do to save a few bucks? Share DoSomething.org’s Personal Finance Would You Rather game with your friends and be entered to win a $3,000 scholarship.
Deadline: April 3rd
The scholarships this week are waiting for you. It’s time to get to work!